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 The DVM Program at Colorado State University prepares students for careers in the veterinary field in a world-class facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.

DVM Degree Program

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences annually admits approximately 138 new students to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, culminating in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Admission to the veterinary medicine program at Colorado State is open to all students. Hands-on experience, from day one, alongside world-class faculty in an atmosphere designed to help you succeed make the Colorado State University veterinary program unique.

Program of Study

  • Years 1 and 2 include comprehensive biomedical veterinary sciences and veterinary education and hands-on clinical experiences on CSU’s main campus.
  • Years 3 and 4 work side-by-side with exceptional clinicians at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital through a series of specialty rotations. Students are full care team members, not bystanders.
  • In the future, consider a three-year specialty residency or a PhD.

DVM News & Announcements

  • kristen davenport, ed edward hoover, outstanding grad
    HIV, prions, reproduction, tuberculosis. These are topics our grad students investigated to land honors at the university’s Graduate Student Showcase. Learn about their winning research! (Kristen Davenport, a DVM/PhD student, earned Great Minds in Research Honorable Mention for her prion project.)​​​
  • RamChat, DVM admissions, veterinary medicine
    Do you have questions about our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, but missed our online Q&A session? You can watch the entire #RamChat session now! ​​
  • volunteer, Denver, dog, dvm students
    Tails are wagging in northeastern Denver after volunteers, including CSU staff and DVM students, provided free veterinary services to the pets of people in need. It was a sign of plans ahead: Preventive veterinary care may be offered regularly at the redeveloped National Western Center.​​
  • dvm students rescue abused horses colorado state university
    A CSU veterinary team gave 23 abused and neglected stallions a second chance at life by visiting the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center to conduct castration surgeries. Now the rescued horses, seized during a cruelty investigation, may be rehabilitated and offered for adoption.​

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